light touch, scrub, thicket, brush, grove, chaparral, boscage, brushwood, clash, bosk, coppice, brake, covert, bosquet, clump, plantation, hedge, brushing, canopy, skirmish, encounter.
I saw one once, on the edge of a path skirting a copse.
The next day he went to the willow copse,
but she did not come.
So I went to the copse
before the time mentioned, and this was at ten o'clock in the morning.